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April 6, 2018
CBS has ordered a new one-hour, live-action game show series based on King’s mobile game franchise “Candy Crush.”
CBS, Lionsgate and King will join to create and produce the series, which will be executive produced by Matt Kunitz and distributed in the U.S. by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by Lionsgate.
“We are huge fans of ‘Candy Crush’ and, like so many others, we know the rush of advancing to the next level of the game,” says Glenn Geller, president, CBS Entertainment. “We’re excited to work with Lionsgate and King to adapt one of the world’s most popular and entertaining game franchises for television and make it available to its massive, passionate fan base who can watch and play along at home.”
“The ‘Candy Crush’ franchise has been loved by players around the world on mobile so it’s very exciting to be working with Matt and the team to bring the fun and challenge of the ‘Candy Crush’ games to television. We hope our players will be entertained by what is set to be a high-energy, challenging game show,” says Sebastian Knutsson, chief creative officer, King, and also an executive producer on “Candy Crush.”
No air date has been announced at this time.
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